Anderson v. La Junta State Bank
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
115 F.3d 756 (1997)
The Air Force was investigating Larry Anderson (plaintiff) for possible misconduct, including the theft of government funds. Anderson had a bank account at La Junta State Bank (La Junta) (defendant), and an investigating agent asked La Junta for Anderson’s records. In response, a La Junta executive pulled up Anderson’s account information on a computer screen. Without letting the investigating agent see the screen, the executive told the agent that the only deposits in Anderson’s account were Anderson’s military paychecks and that nothing in the account was relevant to the agent’s investigation. Anderson and his wife (plaintiff) sued La Junta, alleging that La Junta’s oral disclosure of their account information to the investigating agent had violated the federal Right to Financial Privacy Act (RFPA). The district court dismissed the claim, and the Andersons appealed to the Tenth Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burrage, C.J.)
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